James Brown

Yes, you might be surprised to learn that I’m credited on a James Brown record – which I am especially proud of! This was a cut-up record by pioneers Coldcut which had me honing my editing skills as I cut slivers of tape in order to keep the joins feeling groovy and tight! I had not been credited on the previous Coldcut release – the 12” mix of Doctorin’ The House so a special request was put in for my name to be on this new single. However, Coldcut were not expecting chart success and didn’t want it to be seen as a follow-up to Doctorin’, so were credited as Matt Black and Jonathan More. Somehow, they got left off the label itself, so as you can see above, the only credit on the pressing was ‘Engineered by George Shilling’. Marvellous!

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